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Feature Focus News from Anil Henry in Mungeli India 

The Southeast Conference takes great pride in the mission of Dr. Anil Henry, 


commissioned by Brookmeade Congregational UCC, Nashville and the Alabama- 
Conference News Tennessee Association as a medical missionary in India. Dr. Henry reports to us 

that he has had visitors from the United States, including Geoffrey Black, General 
Local Church News Minister and President of the United Church of Christ, and Sharon Watkins, the 

Lifting Up General Minster of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), along with their 

spouses and Cally Rogers-Witte the Executive Minister of Wider Church 
NEWS Archives Ministries, a Covenanted Ministry of the UCC. They participated in the dedication 

Upcoming Events of the olclest church in Mungeli, recently renovated under the leadership of 

Dr. Henry. Anil sent us these links to stories of his ministry: 

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First Congregational UCC, Montgomery, Hosts 
Georgia Dignitary for Black History Month 

First Congregational UCC, Montgomery celebrated 
Black History Month on February 13th by hosting 
Michael Thurmond, the Labor Commissioner for the 
State of Georgia. Photo of Commissioner Thurmond 

Pleasant Hill Community UCC Celebrates Ground Breaking as Long 
Anticipated Renovations Begin 

The congregation of Pleasant Hill Community UCC gathered on January 30th for 

the long awaited grounding breaking for major renovations on their building. The 
building dates back to 1958. The Church Moderator, Jim Olds, Pastor Tom 
Warren, Conference Moderator Ginnie Nixon and the Expansion Committee Chair, 
Ted McKnight all participated in the ceremony. The church has expanded several 
times since its founding in 1885 as a church to serve the AMA school in Pleasant 
Hill. The renovations 
will accommodate a 
growing congregation 
and its mission. 
Pleasant Hill 
Community UCC has 
reached out in recent 
years as a progressive 
Christian voice on the 
Cumberland Plateau. 



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N.Y. teen offers 'All -Star' efforts 
to Heifer International 
A 15-year-old member of St. 
Peter's UCC in West Seneca, 
N.Y., is singing and strumming 
up a storm for the popular 
mission-driven organization. 

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i ne cnurcn outgrew its 
modest sanctuary some 
years ago. Click link to 
read expansion story. 

Photo of Pleasant Hill ground breaking right. 

Central Congregational UCC, Atlanta 
celebrates the 20th anniversary of 
Plymouth Harbor, a Safe Place for 
seniors and Respite for their Families 

Twenty years ago, Central Congregational 
UCC, Atlanta, saw a need in its 
neighborhood to serve a growing aging 
population. The strain on families and on 
seniors led them to establish a program, 
Plymouth Harbor, to meets these needs. Plymouth Harbor has provided a warm 
caring and stimulating environment for seniors three days a week. They provide 
counseling and social work as needed, social connections, activities and lunch for 
those who attend. Volunteers are an essential part of the program, providing 
transportation, and activities for the participants, including storytelling, music, and 
leading exercises. Plymouth Harbor provides needed respite for caregivers, and 
allows its participants to continue to live at home longer before having to move into 
assisted living facilities. For information about this program, or to volunteer call 
(404) 633-4506 Ext. 225. 

Top left photo - Helen Frederick MSW (center) believes in a warm and stimulating 
environment. Bottom left photo - everyone find's friends at Plymouth. Bottom right 
photo - Jo Hamby with Mr. Milton Watson, Plymouth Harbor's oldest member at 
age 99. 

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